Tribunal

2019: Jubilation in Ibadan as Makinde floors Adelabu again at tribunal

IBADAN – The anxiety that gripped members and chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State over the verdict of Governorship Election Petition Tribunal eased out on Monday as the petition of Chief Adebayo Adelabu, the APC governorship candidate was thrown out. There was wild jubilation by chieftains and members of PDP when the Tribunal Chairman held that the petition of APC lacked merit in its entirety Justice Sirajo Mohammed held that Engineer Oluseyi Makinde was validly elected in compliance with electoral law. The judge held that the petition of Adelabu lacked merit all things considered. He said that his grouse was not in compliance with electoral law. [Read]

Trouble in PDP As Mass Defection Looms After Tribunal Verdict

There is trouble in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party following former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s loss at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Wednesday. The development, it was gathered, has made some members of Board of Trustees of the PDP to travel to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday (today) to engage in what one of our correspondents gathered was tagged ‘‘strategic consultation’’ with Atiku. The meeting, it was learnt, was necessitated as a result of wrangling among senior members of the party. Investigations also showed that the allegation by the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, that some governors of the party were visiting President Muhammadu Buhari [Read]

JUST IN: [Ogun Guber] Tribunal Upholds Election of Dapo Abiodun As Governor, APM, Others Kick

ABEOKUTA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Ogun State Election Petition Tribunal has declared Governor Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as authentic winner of the governorship election held in March 9, earlier this year.  The Tribunal on Saturday dismissed the petition of the candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM), Hon. Adekunle Akinlade against the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun. Akinlade had approached the Tribunal to contest the declaration of Abiodun as the duly winner of the March 9th, 2019 governorship election having polled 241,670 votes as against the APM candidate who scored 222,670 votes. [READ ALSO] Akinlade Vs [Read]

Akinlade Vs Abiodun: Tension, Heavy Security in Ogun As Tribunal Delivers Judgement Today [SEE PHOTOS]

ABEOKUTA – There is presence of heavy security personnel as early as 6:00am on Saturday, 14th September, 2019, at the entrance of the Ogun state magistrate court, Isabo, Abeokuta, venue of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal. The combined team of security agencies which include; Police, DSS, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, we’re seen cordoned off all entrances leading to the court premises. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that there was no Vehicular movement within and around the court premises, even pedestrians who were seen trekking between the Isabo to Kuto were screened. The Isabo-Oke-bode junction leading to the court premises was blocked with presence of armed security guard and the [Read]

2019 Presidency: Gov Wike Congratulates Buhari On Tribunal Victory

PORTHACOURT – Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the presidential election petition tribunal. Wike’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement issued by Simeon Nwakaudu, his media aide. The five-man panel led by Mohammed Garba in a unanimous decision dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate. The panel said petitioners failed to convince the tribunal for the reliefs they sought. In his petition, the PDP presidential candidate claimed that he won Buhari with over a million votes. He also prayed for an order declaring that the president does not have the requisite academic [Read]

2019 Presidency: Tribunal upholds Buhari’s victory

ABUJA – The 2019 Presidential election petition tribunal has dismissed the petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party and Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar for lacking in merit. Led by Justice Muhammed Garba, the tribunal, which gave its judgement late Wednesday morning at the Court of Appeal Headquarters in Abuja, said that the petitioner had failed to prove the claims based on which he asked for the voiding of Buhari’s election. The 5-man panel consequently dismissed the petition “in its entirety”. It however did not award costs to any of the parties. Justice Garba, who read the lead judgement, held that President Buhari ” is eminently qualified” to contest the 2019 [Read]

ATIKU vs Buhari: Tribunal Dismisses PDP’s Motion Against Osinbanjo Vote-buying Using Tradermoni

The presidential election petitions tribunal has dismissed the application of the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, accusing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of inducing voters with the TraderMoni scheme. The tribunal held that it did not have jurisdiction over the matter. It also noted that Osinbajo was not a party in the suit. The court, therefore, dismissed the application in favour of the second respondent, President Muhammadu Buhari. The PDP had raised the alarm a few weeks to the conduct of the presidential election over the sharing of N10,000 by Osinbajo to the market women. The party had accused the ruling party of vote-buying. SR [Read]

Ekiti Tribunal Sacks Senate Spokesperson Dayo Adeyeye, Declares PDP’s Olujimi Winner

The All Progressive Congress in Ekiti State suffered a setback on Tuesday as the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti nullified the election of Senator Dayo Adeyeye. Adeyeye, who is currently serving as Chairman, Senate Committee on Media, was declared winner of the National Assembly election in Ekiti South Senatorial District by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the February 23 poll. The tribunal in a unanimous judgment declared former Minority leader and the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Senator Biodun Olujimi winner of the Senatorial poll. Following the declaration of Adeyeye, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) winner by INEC, the candidate of [Read]

BREAKING: APC Suffers Another Big Blow As Tribunal Sacks Senator Orji Uzor Kalu

UMUAHIA – The National and State Assembly election petitions tribunal sitting in Umuahia, Abia State, has sacked Senator Orji Kalu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Abia State. The tribunal also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a supplementary election within 90 days in eight wards in Arochukwu Local Government Area and several polling units in Ohafia and Isukwuato LGAs where votes were cancelled during senatorial election in Abia North senatorial district. [READ ALSO] Tribunal Nullifies Election of Ogun APC Lawmaker, Orders Rerun NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the three-man tribunal led by Justice Cornelius Akintayo ordered the supplementary election while [Read]

Tribunal Nullifies Election of Ogun APC Lawmaker, Orders Rerun

ABEOKUTA – The National Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta has nullified the election of Hon. Kolapo Korede Osunsanya, KKO, who represented Ijebu Central Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the February 23rd election. The Honourable Justice Wakkil Alkali Gana-led election petition tribunal cancelled the elections in Ward 5, Unit 5 in Ijebu Ode LGA; Ward 10, Unit 3 in Odogbolu LGA and the entire Ward 8 in Ijebu North East LGA in the Federal Constituency. The Ijebu Central Federal Constituency consist of three local government areas, namely Ijebu Ode, Ijebu North East and Odogbolu. A petition had been filed [Read]

JUST IN: El-Rufai Defeats PDP’s Ashiru At Election Petition Tribunal

KADUNA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the election tribunal in Kaduna has dismissed a petition challenging the reelection of Nasir El-Rufai as the Kaduna State Governor. The chairman of the tribunal, Ibrahim Bako, read the ruling of the three-member panel on Monday afternoon. The PDP and its governorship candidate, Isa Ashiru, challenged Mr El-Rufai’s victory at the tribunal. The tribunal struck out the petition for lack of substantial evidence by the opposition. [Read]

Tribunal upholds Omo-Agege’s victory, says petition lacking in merits

ASABA – The Delta State National Assembly election petition tribunal has upheld the victory of Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, as the authentic winner of the senatorial election in Delta Central Senatorial District. The panel dismissed the petition by Evelyn Okoro, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party for lacking in merit. Delivering the unanimous judgement on Saturday, September 7, Justice O. O. Onyeabo-led panel held that the petitioner failed to prove her cases of malpractice and rigging beyond reasonable doubt. [Read]

2019: Tribunal sacks PDP senator, orders fresh polls, APC celebrates

ASABA – The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Asaba, Delta State has sacked the senate representing Delta South, James Manager. The panel led by Justice O. O. Onyeabo in a unanimous ruling on Saturday alleged that the Senator is a product of massive rigging. Manager, who contested on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), was declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, however, former governor of the state and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emmanuel Uduaghan dragged him to the tribunal. Uduaghan’s lawyer, Thomson Okpoko (SAN), told the tribunal that the February 23 National Assembly elections in the district was marred by massive rigging [Read]

2019 Polls: My name is Daniel, I shall not fall – Dino Melaye boasts

In an interview with Channels Television, Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, has described himself as Daniel, one of the prophets in the Bible. One of the most famous stories of Daniel was how he was thrown into a lion’s den for refusing to worship a king but he came out of the den unharmed. The lawmaker, who was reacting to the judgement of the tribunal which sacked him and ordered a fresh election in the senatorial district, said he can never fail. The senator had earlier declared interest in the November governorship election in Kogi. He said there would only be another election in Kogi west [Read]

Tribunal Judgment is a miscarriage of justice – Dino Melaye reacts, heads to appeal

Senator Dino Melaye has described the judgement of three-man election petition tribunal that nullified his election as a miscarriage of justice. Melaye in a statement he signed shortly after the court verdict said the the judgment is full of importation of information that are not part of the case. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Tribunal Nullifies Dino Melaye’s Election As Kogi West Senator “The judgement is full of importation of information that are alien to the case”. “I however commend the courage and moral strength of the chairman of the tribunal for resisting evil and standing on the part of justice”. “I have confidence in the appeal court to right the wrongs as [Read]